Reynoldsburg's annual Community Clean-Up Week, scheduled for June 1-10, will include a number of new events this year.

Reynoldsburg's annual Community Clean-Up Week, scheduled for June 1-10, will include a number of new events this year.

Event chairman Mary Hudson said before the week begins, residents can participate in a citywide event called "Pre-Cycle Day" on May 30.

"This is new for residents to participate in this year where they leave their unwanted, reusable items on the curb for other residents to go through and take them if they want," Hudson said.

She said residents can then leave the unwanted items at the curb for trash pick-up the next day on May 31.

In addition to throwing away trash from their yards, basements or garages, residents can also hold garage sales during the entire week without having to pay the usual $1 fee.

Community Clean-up Day will be held between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.

In addition to the city offering document-shredding services and bulk-item and electronics disposal bins in the parking lot at the municipal building, 7232 E. Main St., Hudson said a battery and American flag drop-off will take place as well a drop-off for appliances, courtesy of Lowe's home improvement center.

In addition, she said residents who bring in old or broken red recycling bins will receive replacement bins.

Bins for trash and bulk items will remain in the city building parking lot throughout the weeklong event.

Hudson said there will be no hazardous waste drop-off this year.

"We used to have hazardous waste drop-offs but SWACO no longer offers that program so you cannot bring things like paint, turpentine or other hazardous waste materials," she said.

The fix-up assistance project will be back this year for disabled and senior residents, Hudson said. Assistance request forms are available at the municipal building or the senior center, 1520 Davidson Drive.

More information about this project is available from Mark Kipp at (614) 322-4500. The deadline for submitting request forms is 5 p.m. May 18.

Hudson said at least 50 volunteers are needed to help during Clean-Up Week, especially on Saturday, June 2. Volunteers will receive a free event T-shirt and refreshments during the day.

"We have coffee, bagels, doughnuts in the morning and when they come back, we have subs and pizzas," she said. "We feed our volunteers very well. It's like a party."

"We're so excited about this year's event we are ready to go," she said.

Those who want to volunteer or have questions should call the parks and recreation department at (614) 322-6806.

Hudson said sponsors are welcome to contribute by contacting Dick Hudson at dickhudson@aol.com.

Additional information is available online at the city's website, www.ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us.